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"The intelligence community is looking at these reports and continues to assess the circumstances around his death," he said. Earlier, Afghan intelligence's National Directorate of Security said Mullah Mohammed Omar died in Pakistan in April 2013. The Taliban have yet to react to the reported death of their historic leader.
One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. The man, thought to be in his late 20s and of Sudanese origin, was apparently crushed by a truck as he tried, with hundreds of others, to smuggle himself into Britain, seen as an "El Dorado" for migrants. Attempts to penetrate the sprawling Eurotunnel site have spiked in recent days, with migrants trying several times a night to outfox hopelessly outnumbered security officials and police.